BBO Steps to Work are the lead organisation on two Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Projects which aim to help people overcome their barriers and reach their individual goals with expert help and guidance. If you would like to speak to us about either of these projects, you can call us on 01922 627555 or view our list of partner organisations here to find out who you can speak to about accessing the project. The BRIDGES Project Steps to Work are the lead organisation on the BRIDGES project, which covers the Black Country area offering support for people to overcome their barriers no matter and move closer to the job market. Steps to Work has received over £10.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years, alongside 29 partner organisations across the Black Country. EVOLVE Steps to Work are the lead organisation on the Evolve project, which offers the same support to participants in East Staffordshire. It covers Cannock, East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth. The project has received over £3 million from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years alongside 18 partner organisations across East Staffordshire. Home BRIDGES Evolve Blog Case Studies Our Funders Sign Up Our Delivery Partners BBO Bridges helps Ranjit become role model for others “Thanks to the Bridges programme not only have I found employment I also feel that I’m making a big difference in the local community. Being able to help others who have been in similar circumstances to myself is a fantastic opportunity and I will certainly be encouraging other visually impaired people to get involved on the Bridges project” Ranjit joined our Bridges programme in March 2017 after being out of work for 8 months. Ranjit is registered as severely sight impaired and this throws up lots of challenges in his day to day life which Ranjit likes to meet head on with a positive attitude.Ranjit immediately relished the opportunity of being involved on the Bridges programme and tried various activities from cooking & team building to story boards & gardening. Ranjit’s enthusiasm rubbed off on the other participants and he quickly became a role model helping others to engage and take on a more positive outlook.Through Ranjit’s Bridges involvement the Beacon Centre quickly became aware of the positive impact he could have on others living with sight loss. Ranjit was offered a position of BAME Community Worker which he was delighted to accept.Ranjit has been now been in employment since May 2017 and is making a real difference to those living with sight loss in the local community.